Why Harvard Bioscience Is Poised to Pop

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, medical instruments maker Harvard Bioscience has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Harvard Bioscience and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Harvard Bioscience facts

Headquarters (founded)

Holliston, Mass. (1901)

Market Cap

$132.3 million

Industry

Life sciences tools and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$112.0 million

Management

Chairman/CEO Chane Graziano
CFO Thomas McNaughton

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

11.1%

Cash/Debt

$20.3 million / $15.3 million

Competitors

Becton Dickinson
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Thermo Fisher Scientific


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 166 members who have rated Harvard Bioscience believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This past weekend, one of those bulls, All-Star TMFDeej, helped bring the special opportunity to our community's attention:

Harvard Bioscience is in the process of spinning off its money-losing HART division, leaving behind a manufacturer of scientific instruments trading for only three times earnings, yet growing at 15% to 20% per year. See Jim Royal's great article on the situation for more information.

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